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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-02-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 786,398
Posted By MotoTex
To be sure we are on the same page, by longer I...

To be sure we are on the same page, by longer I mean the distance from the bolt to the tip of the peg.

When placing the accessory part over the OEM to be welded it could be spaced further between...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-01-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,976
Views: 267,079
Posted By MotoTex
Aliens?

Aliens?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-01-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3,499
Views: 855,101
Posted By MotoTex
I'd be interested to know how well the decals on...

I'd be interested to know how well the decals on the Safari tank hold up.

That is a nice setup! :evil
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-01-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 786,398
Posted By MotoTex
Looks like it is just a matter of whether you...

Looks like it is just a matter of whether you weld them flush with the end or space them out a bit.

I'd also like them longer, so would probably space them off the end by 10mm or so and put a weld...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,149
Posted By MotoTex
I ran a set of the old 3-LED version. Wattage was...

I ran a set of the old 3-LED version. Wattage was pretty low, if you are calculating load on the electrical system. Probably under half an amp for the pair, so 12v x .5 = ~6 Watts at a guess. Surely...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,149
Posted By MotoTex
I believe that deer whistles work on belief...

I believe that deer whistles work on belief alone. The actual studies I've read indicate that they generate no noise at all, other than that of the wind being disturbed passing over them.

On a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,149
Posted By MotoTex
Here's the Tiger view ...

Here's the Tiger view
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,149
Posted By MotoTex
The "Bill the Cat" look of the BMW always turned...

The "Bill the Cat" look of the BMW always turned me off.

https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Ffc00.deviantart.net%2Fimages%2Flarge%2Findyart%2Fcomics%2FBill_the_Cat.jpg&f=1

Anyone...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-25-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 215,473
Posted By MotoTex
No matter how much you adjust that angle the...

No matter how much you adjust that angle the pressure dynamics will not be adequately addressed.

Getting airflow under the leading edge and and flowing up behind the screen is the only way to...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-24-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3,499
Views: 855,101
Posted By MotoTex
Maybe he likes to peel out? :D

Maybe he likes to peel out? :D
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-24-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3,250
Views: 690,780
Posted By MotoTex
When setting up suspension most seem to find the...

When setting up suspension most seem to find the final laden sag measurement will usually fall in a range of 25% - 33% of total travel once it is the way they like.

The lower the percentage the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-23-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,149
Posted By MotoTex
I can see your point. Though it is possible to...

I can see your point. Though it is possible to get the suspension right without having adjusters. If the vendor has accurate data for spring selection. (beware of RaceTech, their spring table for the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-23-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,149
Posted By MotoTex
No manufacturer makes suspension so adjustable...

No manufacturer makes suspension so adjustable that it will work for every rider.

Having knobs to turn is a plus, but these are for fine tuning AFTER the suspension has been set up based on rider...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-23-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 215,473
Posted By MotoTex
There does seem to be a consensus on one...

There does seem to be a consensus on one particular shield that has gotten exemplary reviews from the majority of riders who have installed it, of all heights.

Further details and reviews can be...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-22-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3,250
Views: 690,780
Posted By MotoTex
Whatever works, works. Everyone's situation will...

Whatever works, works. Everyone's situation will be different. Choosing what to bring is a process, rather than an arbitrary absolute.

You make it seem like your list doesn't contain anything you...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-22-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3,250
Views: 690,780
Posted By MotoTex
Yeah, well, the OP was thinking about adding a...

Yeah, well, the OP was thinking about adding a socket set.

I know that bringing the whole socket set along might be overkill, as there will likely be sockets that have no application on the bike....
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-22-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By MotoTex
I read those posts often enough where people...

I read those posts often enough where people badmouth things like Rekluse and DCT. I've been riding for a long time, my roots are in the dirt, and I understand and have practiced clutch use to the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-22-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,250
Views: 690,780
Posted By MotoTex
The best way to answer this is to start doing all...

The best way to answer this is to start doing all maintenance on the bike using only the tools carried on the bike.

When you don't have what you need, this is when to add it to the bike's tool...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-22-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 786,398
Posted By MotoTex
Also, toss a bike cover on it. This makes it more...

Also, toss a bike cover on it. This makes it more complicated for them to window-shop, encouraging the lazy buggers to go after the ones they can identify more easily as marketable.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-19-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,149
Posted By MotoTex
So, with all that nonsense behind us about this...

So, with all that nonsense behind us about this thread degenerating, does anybody have an opinion regarding what tires and oil the new AT should come with? :D
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-18-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3,250
Views: 690,780
Posted By MotoTex
I have a 140 in the wings for the next change. It...

I have a 140 in the wings for the next change. It was misordered along with the 150 I installed. But, I kept it and plan to run it next.

10mm isn't that much difference considering it is only on...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-17-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22,313
Views: 4,402,725
Posted By MotoTex
Sounds like you are on the mend and itching to...

Sounds like you are on the mend and itching to get home. (itching being a bit of a pun, as you are clearly a loyal member of the Order of the Itching Stitch)

Looking forward to hearing about more...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-17-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,149
Posted By MotoTex
What calibers will the new Africa Twin be...

What calibers will the new Africa Twin be available in? :shoot

How many rounds in the magazine? :gun2

Maybe we'll see one in a Bond movie? :hmmmmm
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-17-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 42,990
Posted By MotoTex
At least we have confirmation of at least two...

At least we have confirmation of at least two "unbalanced" individuals in this thread ...
:rofl
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-16-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,976
Views: 267,079
Posted By MotoTex
First one's free ... :evil

First one's free ... :evil
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-16-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22,313
Views: 4,402,725
Posted By MotoTex
Seems like I remember reading Haymaker's post...

Seems like I remember reading Haymaker's post from the hospital saying the reason his partner on the trip wasn't with him was due to his not being able to keep up on the road's surface due to tire...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-16-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,976
Views: 267,079
Posted By MotoTex
My guess. It's a whizzing noise. Don't worry...

My guess. It's a whizzing noise.

Don't worry about it until it starts clanking. :lol3
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-14-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 215,473
Posted By MotoTex
Looks like a great way to duplicate the effect...

Looks like a great way to duplicate the effect Madstad, AeroFlow and others use to get airflow behind the leading screen.

Kudos for the ingenuity.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-09-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 833
Posted By MotoTex
You can order direct from Australia on eBay for...

You can order direct from Australia on eBay for less than touratech sells and ships it.

Delivery was about a week, IIRC.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-09-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,976
Views: 267,079
Posted By MotoTex
Suspension setup can affect how much head shake a...

Suspension setup can affect how much head shake a bike has. The steering head angle will vary with the weight of rider, luggage loads, and varying amounts of preload set at the rear. Each can play...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-08-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,149
Posted By MotoTex
Clearly you haven't spent any significant time...

Clearly you haven't spent any significant time riding one.

I loved riding my 950ADV, having put 30K miles on it in two years. It is the best bike I have ever ridden for this style of riding. KTM...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-08-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By MotoTex
Her band was pretty good. Not so much on...

Her band was pretty good.

Not so much on the long life though. :lol3
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-08-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22,313
Views: 4,402,725
Posted By MotoTex
Been there, done that. Got distracted, in a...

Been there, done that. Got distracted, in a hurry, whatever, I left it on the garage floor and then rode to a meet up for a DS ride hosted by a Dealer fifty miles away. As I pull in another rider...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-07-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 833
Posted By MotoTex
I highly recommend Notoil ...

I highly recommend Notoil (http://notoil.com/product-category/air-filter-maintenance/air-filter-maintenance-maintenance-kits/)cleaner and oil as much easier and less toxic alternative for cleaning...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-07-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3,499
Views: 855,101
Posted By MotoTex
I had no idea Pizza delivery was so hazardous....

I had no idea Pizza delivery was so hazardous. Kidding. (what IS that red thing on the back?)

At least now we all know what a Tiger omelet looks like. You definitely broke a few eggs to make that...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-05-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,149
Posted By MotoTex
I've got an '04 ADV in the garage. Been meaning...

I've got an '04 ADV in the garage. Been meaning to start her up for a while.

That is the reference point that I measure everything else in the category against.

and, I love the way the Tiger...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-05-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,149
Posted By MotoTex
As with art and beauty, 'more good-er than' is in...

As with art and beauty, 'more good-er than' is in the eye of the throttle holder.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-05-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,976
Views: 267,079
Posted By MotoTex
I never paid attention before, but now that I've...

I never paid attention before, but now that I've read a few post on this, yes, mine does it. And, I think it has always done it.

May be something as simple as harmonic frequencies at those speed,...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-05-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,346
Posted By MotoTex
Keep in mind that the weight ratings are likely...

Keep in mind that the weight ratings are likely based on calculating for potential dynamic loads, rather than static.

Put 5 or more Gs on a 10 kilo load and you have 50 kilos the bag needs to...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-05-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 833
Posted By MotoTex
I've run those on dirt bike foam filters. Makes...

I've run those on dirt bike foam filters. Makes cleanup quick and easy when on a trail riding vacation. But the UNI for the Tiger is such an odd shape that making a FilterSkin...
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